Cyberpunk !!!

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  1. Nihilistical_88

    Nihilistical_88 New Member

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    Post your favorite cyberpunk work here!!!!


    -Personally i love the Bridge Trilogy by cyberpunk's creator, William Gibson.
    (virtual light , Idoru , All Tommorrows Parties [haven't read yet])
     
  2. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    The only ones I've read were (Gibson, of course) Neuromancer and Johnny Mnemonic. I liked them both.
     
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    i believe it would since it is set in a dystopian future, but i'd have to see it to be sure.

    -thx for the info
     
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    Snow Crash by neil stephenson was my favorite. Havent read any gibson to be honest.
     
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    Snow Crash and The Diamond Age.

    My favorite Stephenson work is Cryptonomicon...I'm currently trying to get through Quicksilver -- for the SECOND time.
     
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    I was reading Cryptonomicon again, but i lost it.
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I've never read anything by stephenson. :o
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    It would be quite an epic movie. George Clooney has signed on to direct Stephenson's screenplay adaptation of the Diamond Age, btw.
     
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    I couldn't get into Diamond Age.

    Those of you who like William Gibson should, btw, check out William S. Burroughs. That is his main influence. 'Cities of the Red Night' is considered his opus, and is... an incredible book. You'll appreciate Gibson more once you read Burroughs. You will have to deal with some frank homosexual content.
     
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    Neuromancer was great, and so was Snow Crash.
     
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    Took me a couple times to get into that trilogy. Took me two years but I finished all three books.

    I take it you have read Snowcrash.
    Great effin' book.

    Have you read Cryptnomicon? Another great read. But after Snowcrash at first it is disapointing. I am used to authors finding a style and sticking with it. I was expecting that a book about cryptology written by the guy who wrote Snow Crash to be traditional cyberpunk.

    I had to put the book down and clear my mind. Was 6 months till I picked it back up again. Only then was I able to properly appreciate the genius that is Cryptonomicon.

    That last trilogy he did is like that. Quicksilver is to Cryptonomicon what Cryptonomicon is to Snowcrash.

    You have to go into it with a clean head devoid of expectations.

    One thing he does carry over into that book is having a lot going on at once. Often as you read it you are kind of lost. I find myself reading it with faith that he will tie it all together.
    Eventually he does.
    There are some great stories in that series, some thought provoking stuff and some fluff.
     
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    I loved Stephenson's Diamond Age. In fact, I just re-read it a couple months ago. Even though I finished Quicksilver I just didn't care for it. I could never become sympathetic to any of the characters, except ol' Half Cocked, but he's thrown aside like a used half condom.

    Snow Crash is cool, but I love the big ideas in something like Diamond Age. I love the impromptu theater, the Primer, the Drummers, and how Stephenson explores nanotech and future social groupings.
     
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    read Neuromancer. I bought All Tomorrow's Parties by the same author for a buck but haven't gotten around to reading it. very well thought out futuristic landscapes in my opinion
     
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    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Great book. I've read it twice.

    I also recommend the Johnny Mnemonic short story by Gibson.
     

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